Brake Repair Service in Austin, TX

There are several components that go into the braking system of your vehicle. The part that makes the biggest impact in the system is the brake pads. Over time as you brake, these wear down and need to be replaced. If the brake pads are not replaced, you could do damage to your rotors and endanger yourself with decreased stopping efficiency. Either way, it can cause you quite a bit of cash and heartache to get them fixed. Save yourself the trouble and get your brake pads replaced when you see or hear signs that they need to be replaced.

When Is It Time To Get Your Brake Pads Replaced?

There are only two components in your braking system that wear out over time: your brake pads and your rotors (at a significantly lower rate).  Since they do wear out over time, they will have to be replaced every now and again. For brake pads, there are several ways to tell when it is time to get them replaced. A few of them are:

  • They are thinner than the minimum ¼ of an inch.
  • They are emitting a high pitched sound when braking.
  • They make a grinding sound when braking.
  • They create violent vibrations under normal stopping conditions.
  • They make your brake pedal act strangely (too mushy or too sensitive).

We Want to Keep San Marcos Drivers Safe

If you see any of these signs that it is time to get your brake pads replaced, then put your vehicle in the hands of mechanics that are trained to get the job done right the first time. Our service center at Onion Creek Volkswagen is an auto service center that follows this standard and services the Austin, San Marcos, Georgetown, and Westlake areas. We also offer service specials to help our customers save money when they come into our shop. We are located at 10812 S IH 35 Frontage Rd for the convenience of everyone in the Austin area and are always available to talk at (844) 215-7971 if you have any questions!